Indulge in the Mini Combo tour that will invigorate your senses with the delectable essence of freshly crafted chocolate and coffee, setting the stage for an enchanting hike leading to the breathtaking La Fortuna Waterfall. This energizing escapade combines a rewarding workout as you traverse the cascading steps, leading you to the crystal-clear waters embraced by the verdant rainforest. Amid this natural wonder, you'll enjoy a refreshing swim before ascending for a hearty lunch. The magnificent falls are nestled near the renowned Arenal Volcano, an adventure haven in Costa Rica.
Your journey commences with a visit to Don Juan farm, where you'll participate in the creation of pure chocolate and learn the intricate coffee-making process. Depending on the season, you might even have the chance to harvest coffee beans. The experience includes ample tastings, accompanied by cookies, and an opportunity to purchase local products from the farm store. Your expedition then moves to the splendid La Fortuna Waterfall, an over 200-foot cascade amidst a symphony of exotic birds and insects, with nearly 500 steps leading to its base. Although the descent can be physically demanding, well-crafted landings and handrails offer respite along the way, while the cool stream and boulders provide a serene resting spot.
The adventure continues as you ascend to the falls' summit, followed by a delectable lunch, including a delightful dessert, at Rancho Perla Restaurant, one of La Fortuna's finest. This half-day excursion serves as a splendid introduction to Costa Rica's premier adventure destinations, led by your bilingual guide who shares fascinating insights about the area and its wildlife. For those eager to swim, come prepared with your swimsuit beneath your hiking attire; changing rooms are available at the falls' entrance. This comprehensive 3-in-1 package encompasses bilingual guides, admission fees, chocolate and coffee tastings, lunch, and convenient round-trip transportation from the wider La Fortuna vicinity, encompassing Chachagua and Nuevo Arenal. Please note that this tour is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.
It's worth highlighting that this provider strictly adheres to a zero-plastic policy, providing a refrigerated water dispenser for refilling reusable bottles rather than offering plastic water bottles.